Over the years women have been underrepresented in Canada’s construction industry. In 2019, 13.3% of women were employed in the industry, both on and off job sites.1 We celebrate Women in Construction Week to acknowledge, educate and promote the role of women in the construction industry.

 

Bachly women employees in honor of Women in Construction Week

Pictured (left to right): Cindy Jones, Alana Ingwersen, Aidelle Garcia, Tavian Linton, Rana Davalou, Olivia Zaroski, and Amanda Triumbari

Though women are outnumbered in the industry, the rise of women employed in construction has been slowly increasing. In 2019, 5,400 more women entered the construction industry compared to 2018.2 Women working directly on construction projects have increased by almost 1 percent and stand at 4.7% in 2019 compared to 3.8% in 2018.3

 

Women are better represented in administrative roles and other off-site positions. 41% of women were employed in off-site construction jobs in 2019. However, women are overall still outnumbered across the industry. In Canada, there is a momentum to add more women into the field in the next decade. From the government to industry leaders to trade groups and more, we can all do our part to ensure equal opportunities for women in construction.

 

We believe in creating equal opportunities within the industry. From administrative to on-site roles, we at Bachly are proud to have a roster of amazing women working on our team over the years.

 

Take a peek into the tenacious women employed at Bachly.

 

2024

Kimberley Timal, Human Resources Assistant

 

2023

Mariel Chavez Ramirez, Restoration Worker, Emergency Services

Jill Watson, Receptionist, Calgary

Irene del Carmen Millan Flores, Restoration Worker, Emergency Services

Sarah Cornish, Receptionist, Bolton

Marija Accardo, Project Administrator, Industrial Commercial Institutional (ICI) Construction

Candice Mawla, Estimating Assistant, Insurance-Restoration

Donya Enwia, Senior Restoration Supervisor, Emergency Services

 

2022

Jasmine Willcocks, Administrative Assistant, Luxury Homes & Cottages

Sharon Jones, Project Coordinator, Insurance-Restoration Calgary

Felicity Metcalf, Restoration Worker, Emergency Services

Miley (Danny) Noble, Restoration Worker, Emergency Services

Monisha Khera, Operations Supervisor, Emergency Services

Lisa Drumond, Operations Supervisor, Insurance-Restoration

Jessica Groves, Estimating Assistant, Insurance-Restoration

Meher Kaur Bhasin, Project Coordinator, Commercial Construction

Angela Metcalf, Restoration Supervisor, Emergency Services

 

2021

Alana Ingwersen, Administrative Assistant, Insurance-Restoration

Lisa Matteer, Project Coordinator, Insurance-Restoration Calgary

Amanda Triumbari, National Programs & Marketing Coordinator

Kerri Harrison, Project Administrator, Luxury Homes & Cottages

Olivia Zaroski, Human Resources Manager

 

2018

Margaret Cole-Fitzpatrick, Restoration Worker, Emergency Services

 

2015

Chelsea Hayley, Project Administrator, ICI Construction

 

2014

Patrizia Garson, Restoration Worker, Emergency Services

 

2012

Joanne Lee, Senior Restoration Supervisor, Emergency Services

 

2010

Tavian Linton, Accounting Assistant

 

2008

Pamela Boyce, Estimator, Insurance-Restoration

Patricia Grainger, Estimator, Insurance-Restoration

 

2002

Giuliana Orofiamma, Senior Restoration Supervisor, Emergency Services

 

1999

Tammy McMeekin, Senior Project Administrator, ICI Construction

 

1982

Cindy Jones, Office Manager

 

 

Footnotes

1 https://www.procore.com/jobsite/canada-making-strides-in-attracting-women-to-construction-but-more-work-is-needed/
2-3 https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/labour/2020/06/stats-show-strange-drop-in-women-working-in-construction